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Tidbites | Zpizza launches natural pepperoni

Zpizza launches natural pepperoni

In honor of National Pizza Month and the company’s 25th anniversary, Zpizza has launched “Pure Pepperoni,” which contains no MSG, preservatives or nitrites.

For the month of October, Zpizza will donate $10 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for every case of pepperoni purchased by Zpizza locations, and will sell $1 pins to further help the cause.

Zpizza is asking customers to help design its next pizza creation through the “Pure Pepperoni Design Your Dream Pizza” recipe contest, held until Oct. 31. To participate, customers create their own pepperoni pizza on the Zpizza Facebook page. The winning recipe, announced on Nov. 21, will be featured on the menu during January’s National Pizza Week, and may become a permanent menu item. The winner will also receive free pizza for a year.

Chipotle foundation produces film

The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has produced a short film to help promote a Halloween fundraiser at all Chipotle restaurants.

The film, entitled “Abandoned,” is designed to raise awareness about the economic hardship that family farmers face in the contemporary American agricultural system.

Chipotle’s “Boorito” fundraiser aims to raise up to $1 million for the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and Farm Aid.

Those who visit any Chipotle restaurant between 6 p.m. and closing on Halloween, while dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm, can purchase a burrito, bowl, salad or tacos for $2. Last Halloween, Chipotle donated $1 million to The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution.

Details about the fundraiser can be found at chipotle.com/boorito.

Wynkoop’s Beer of the Year

Wynkoop Brewing Company will hold its Beers of the Year event from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event is part of Wynkoop’s celebration of its 23rd birthday, and guests will be given the chance to sample nearly 50 beers.

The event will also include a selection of beers from Breckenridge Breweries and Colorado Springs’ Phantom Canyon Brewing.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at www.wynkoop.com. Advance ticket buyers are entered into a drawing for two pairs of tickets to Wynkoop’s Parade of Darks beer tasting and fundraiser for local food pantry Metro CareRing on Dec. 3.

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